05 Mar '12, 2pm

Military called in to stop Cameroon elephant slaughter - but may be too late via @mongabay

Elephant death-toll rises to almost 500 in one park in Cameroon (warning: graphic photo) (02/29/2012) Wildlife officials have found 458 dead elephants in Cameroon's embattled Bouba Ndjida National Park, reports the AFP. However officials fear the actual number is even higher around 480. Over the last six weeks a well-organized group of poachers has run free in the park, slaughtering elephants for their ivory tusks which will make their way to markets in Asia. Elephant massacre in Cameroon (warning: graphic photo) (02/17/2012) More than 200 elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks in less than a month in Cameroon, reports the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The group blames Sudanese poachers for cross-border raids from Chad into Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon. Elephant poachers kill unarmed wildlife ranger in Kenya (01/16/2012) Abdullah...

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